Michael J. Harkins has joined Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, as Regional Engine Manager for the Mid-Atlantic states. Harkins will be responsible for selling repair and overhaul services on Honeywell TFE731, 36 series APU and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 engines.
“Mike has an exceptional background in aircraft and engine maintenance,” commented Dennis DiMarco, Vice President of Sales for Dallas Airmotive. “He comes to us after 15 years as Director of Maintenance for a major charter operator and a career of major accomplishments in the maintenance field. He knows customer expectations and will be a great partner to our customers in the region.”
Harkins is a licensed A&P and IA maintenance professional. He started his career in aviation in the U.S. Air Force ultimately taking on the role of Crew Chief for B-52G with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He most recently worked as Director of Maintenance for Aero Taxi in New Castle, Delaware, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of the maintenance department.
Harkins was president of the First State Chapter of PAMA from 2001 to 2011. The chapter won Chapter of the Year awards in 2005 and 2009 during his tenure. He holds numerous FAA Maintenance awards, including 2003 Eastern Region AMT of the Year and was the first person to receive FlightSafety International’s Master Technician rating for the Falcon 50.
Harkins will provide sales coverage for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. He will be based Middletown, Delaware.
BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul group of companies is primarily engaged in the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and parts support. Operating under the names Dallas Airmotive, H+S Aviation and Premier Turbines, the combined companies form a world leading, OEM-authorized, independent provider of services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D, PW100, PW300, PW500 and PW901 APU; Rolls-Royce Spey, Tay and Model 250/T63/T703; General Electric CF34, CT7/T700, M601/H80 and J85; Honeywell TFE731, HTF7000, CFE738, ALF502L engines, and Honeywell Model 36, 331-200/250 and RE100/RE220 series APUs; and the Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU. Dallas Airmotive operates facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area plus a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States, Brazil and in England. Premier Turbines is located in Neosho, Missouri. H+S Aviation is located in Portsmouth, England. In addition to its overhaul and repair facilities, BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul operates two parts supply companies: International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company and one component and accessory repair and overhaul company International Governor Services. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, the combined companies employ more than 1,000 personnel who service business aviation, regional airline, military and government agencies worldwide. For more information: BBAAviationERO.com
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